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Japan’s Top 5 Craziest Dessert Spots

Every country has amazing desserts unique to them and their culture, and Japan is certainly no exception. That being said, sometimes a simple piece of matcha chocolate or a soft serve ice cream cone doesn’t cut it. Sometimes you need something extreme… From towering parfaits, to all you can eat buffets these are our recommendations for the top 5 craziest dessert spots in Japan!

All You Can Eat Dessert Buffet (Sweets Paradise)

Buffets are a foodie’s paradise, but I don’t know if we’ve ever come across a buffet with an unlimited selection of desserts THIS big. At Sweets Paradise for just 20 USD you can get unlimited premium fruits, desserts and savory meals for 100 minutes. If you want to skip out on the fruits (thought we highly suggest that you don’t) the price drops to only 10 USD. At this price point you might be skeptical about the selection they have available but rest assured they serve unique fruits like Okinawan peach and desserts ranging from cakes, macarons and even mousse. This is one those places that sound too good to be true but I guess that’s why they call it “Sweets Paradise.”

Location: Sweets Paradise, 新宿F・Fビル B1F 3 Chome-26-6 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022

The Biggest Pudding in Japan (Nihonbashi Brewery.T.S)

If size matters to you then you have to stop by Nihonbashi Brewery.T.S. in Tokyo! Their giant pudding comes in at 4.5 lbs (2 kg) and is four times the size of normal pudding. It’s topped with a caramel glaze and simply too much ice cream. It tastes amazing but the sugar crash is something you’ll have to brace for.

Location: 1 Chome-11-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0005

The Sweetest Shop Owner (Inu no Yaki Imo ya San)

This small shop in Osaka serves the classic Japanese treat, “Yaki-imo” otherwise known as sweet potato. While, the sweet potato is great, you may be asking how this shop ended up on the “craziest desserts” list? It’s the fact that this shop is run by “Shu-chan” the Shiba Inu! Shu-chan is super friendly and loves to greet everyone that comes to his stand, but it’s important to remember the fact that he doesn’t have thumbs so you’ll have to pay in exact change! Shu-chan only opens up shop from 1:30 to 2:30 PM so be ready to get there fast to grab Yaki-imo, treats for Shu-chan and his personalized T-Shirts!

Location: Inu no yaki imo ya san (いぬのヤキイモやさん) Sapporo, Japan

Time: 1:30-2:30 PM

Eating Dog for Dessert? (PEARLS)

Don’t tell Shu-chan about this place… At PEARLS you can order a dog shaped dessert that is creepily realistic, down to the texture of the dog’s fur. For only 600 yen you can order a delicious “wanna cotta,” a dog shaped panna cotta that, rest assured, tastes like panna cotta and not dog. Though, it did feel a little wrong to eat, I guess you can now tell your friends that you’ve tried “dog” now.

Location: 1-3-21 Abenobashisuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Does Height Matter? (All Day Dining Hikari)

If height matters to you then you have to stop by All Day Dining Hikari in Osaka. This behemoth of a parfait is built with a whopping 50 strawberries and lots of cream. Standing at 5 cups tall, we were honestly shocked that the cup of cornflakes and cookies at the bottom were able to hold everything steady. The owner told us that the small cookies on the side of the parfait represent Mt. Everest climbers and with the size of the parfait we understand why. With the amount of cream and sheer number of strawberries this is a phallic treat that you’ll defintiely have to tag team with your friends.

Location: 592-0014 Osaka, Takaishi, Ayazono, 1 Chome−9−1 1階 Appla Takaishi


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